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LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zwift, the indoor cycling and running platform, has acquired the commercial rights to manufacture and distribute footpods previously manufactured under the Milestone Sports brand.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Chinese-made bearings of many varieties will be hit with a 25 percent tariff starting July 6, increasing pressure on component makers to raise prices.

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — When you buy 5,000 pounds of aluminum every day, you notice quickly when the cost per pound goes up 20 percent — or more — in a matter of months.

Dave Batka, the owner of Wheels Manufacturing, is noticing.

Tagged Trade/tariffs
The show's Open Air District offers a fresh air experience during the show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the addition of a new featured area of the expo located just outside the doors of the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

Tagged Interbike

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — Three companies have purchased parts of BionX Canada following a three-month search for a buyer.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle — which has already pledged $1 million to the high school mountain bike racing league — is expanding its planned donation program.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a three-class e-bike law, similar to the industry-supported legislation enacted in nine other states.

Tagged Electric bike

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas said it will allow its authorized dealers to sell through Amazon as long as they sell under the name registered on their dealer agreement and they follow the brand's guidelines and MAP policy.

Tagged MAP
Photo: Tony Donaldson

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The Los Angeles Police Department has announced a pilot program, part of the department's Green initiative, that includes a fleet of 20 Bulls Sentinel e-bikes. 

Tagged Electric bike
The industry is scrambling after the Trump administration includes e-bikes on its list of proposed tariffs.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry has been drafted into the trade war between China and the U.S.

Tagged Electric bike / Trade/tariffs
The Stages Dash

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — China-made bicycle GPS units are expected to see a significant price increase in the coming months due to a 25 percent tariff imposed by the Trump adminstration.

Tagged Trade/tariffs

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has signed Aspire Sports to take over distribution of Cannondale, GT Bicycles, Fabric and Mongoose products for the 2019 model year, ending CSG's distribution through Mali Bicycle Technology.

Tagged Distributor news

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association plans two new e-bike training programs for retailers. 

The BPSA board approved the programs at a recent meeting here.

Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits / Retailer education
John Georger

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Kent International has hired John Georger as VP of sales for its Univega USA line.

Tagged People

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Carolyne Whelan has joined Dirt Rag Magazine as its new web editor.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing
The Vektron P7i.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Tern has announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models.

Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Santa Fe, N.M., is a silver-level IMBA Ride Center.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association is now accepting applications for the next class of IMBA Ride Centers.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Kelly, who founded Kelly Bike Company in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s, is putting the company and its brand up for sale. He said he's hoping an investor will take the brand and run with it, whether he remains involved or not.

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Swix Sport Group has changed its name to BRAV. Ferd, which bought Swix in 1978, remains the group's parent. The new name will not be consumer-facing, but will serve internally to unite the company's several brands, officials said.

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel will be distributed in Australia by Vivelo ltd., a distributor based in Queensland.

The clothing brand said Vivelo will carry a large seasonally relevant assortment of Club Ride products beginning next month.

Tagged Distributor news

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — RedMonkey Sports has acquired Zevlin, a bar tape company, adding road and gravel bar tape to its product offerings.

Zevlin, is a Dallas-based company owned and operated by brothers Drew and Brad Hagestad, launched at Interbike in 2012.

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